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#1463672 - 08/19/09 08:05 PM DYING - (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7559
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Ok I posted the cleaning and rusting process using Vinegar...Here is the next two steps...Dying and Waxing. The dying process will be with Black Walnuts. The Waxing process is using a homemade double boiler.

Here are the traps cleaned and rusted for dying




Black Walunts gathered last fall....




Black walnuts and water in the dye pot




Traps being added to dye pot




Dyed traps



Double boiler made from a pop corn tin and a pot with traps being added





Waxed traps being taken out...




Fuzzy picture of a wsxed trap




Waxed traps drying...



Not sure why the pictures do not show them as black...but they are...lol

Hope this helps thoses who want to do it with out any hazardous chemicals.

This post goes hand in hand with the cleaning post http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1459836.html#Post1459836

Tom

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#1463706 - 08/19/09 08:17 PM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: tmrschessie]
traphuntfish Offline
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Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 848
Loc: ny, near watertown
thanks very much tom, i hope this is archived
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#1463719 - 08/19/09 08:21 PM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: traphuntfish]
K9.Trapper Offline
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Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 3005
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
thank you!
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#1464149 - 08/20/09 07:56 AM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: K9.Trapper]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
Great Post!!!! Just gotta love dyeing in walnuts..!

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#1464342 - 08/20/09 11:27 AM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: redneck_cowboy]
grousehunter Offline
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Registered: 07/27/09
Posts: 3700
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
thanks. I hope this is put in the archives too.
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#1465650 - 08/21/09 08:49 AM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: grousehunter]
coonhuntingkid Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 1661
Loc: lima ohio (NW) 20 y/o
how long do you keep each trap in the dye?

i see you only did three at time, that would take awhile using logwood,
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#1465653 - 08/21/09 08:52 AM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: coonhuntingkid]
grousehunter Offline
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Registered: 07/27/09
Posts: 3700
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
I used logwood dye and it took about 24 hrs for about 2 dz. traps. I did all those traps a ounce.


Edited by grousehunter (08/21/09 04:15 PM)
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#1465834 - 08/21/09 11:03 AM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: grousehunter]
ray12 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 3009
Loc: Millersburg OH,
Great post thanks
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#1531171 - 10/09/09 03:16 AM Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: ray12]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7559
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
I leave the traps in the dye for half an hour up to a couple days if I get busy else where. Then dry throughly before waxing. Tom

P.S. I put about 12 to 15 traps in the dye pot at a time, depending on the size of traps.

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